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The Extinct

The Extinct
   

Young NZ Writers' Youth Laureate Award, Editor's Choice. This was all a long time ago, back when you had just discovered the stupidity of days, and days, and days. There was the brittle-boned home at the very end of the dead-end street, a room of nostrilled violins, and Tasmanian... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780995115262
Published 31 May 2019
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Zhan, Xiaole
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ISBN-13 9780995115262
ISBN-10 0995115265
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Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Phantom Feather Press
Publication Date 31 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Zhan, Xiaole
Category English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 990241

Description of this Book

Young NZ Writers' Youth Laureate Award Editor's Choice An absolutely beautiful debut, etched with a compelling narrative and layered with poetic spells. - Emma Shi, award-winning poet and author of Elsewhere This was all a long time ago, back when you had just discovered the stupidity of days, and days, and days. There was the brittle-boned home at the very end of the dead-end street, a room of nostrilled violins, and Tasmanian tiger sleeping beneath the tree outside your window. You think you remember an old stone hall, a rib-caged ceiling, and a terror which filled the cold holes of your bones. You can't remember for sure. This was all a very long time ago. Told in a series of moving retellings over time, The Extinct examines what it means to remember and what it means to forget in the `stupidity of days' forever destined to become yesterdays. A tale of magical realism told in stunning free prose. Astounding for its originality and for the young author's clear-eyed maturity - Lee Murray

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Author's Bio

Xiaole Zhan, an award-winning writer, is the recipient of an NZSA Youth Mentorship and the Young New Zealand Writers' Youth Laureate Editor's Choice Award. Her work has been published in Redraft and Young NZ Writers anthologies. Born in China, Xiaole Zhan grew up in New Zealand where her memories have accumulated and assembled into the seventeen-year-old story that she tells today in The Extinct.

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